MILLOM pulled off their biggest win of the season so far in National Conference League Division Three with a 44-18 victory at Gateshead Storm.

The Woolybacks had not had the best of starts to the 2019 NCL campaign prior to last Saturday’s trip to the North-East, winning only one and being held to a draw in their opening fixtures – four out of six of which were at home.

However, led by a young set of forwards they tore into hosts Gateshead and managed to build up a 24-10 half time lead, to which they added a further 20 points in the second half.

Connor Terrill led the way with two tries for Millom, with Niall Harris, Chris Warren, Jonathan Hodgson, Hanley Dawson and Luke Brady adding one apiece.

Adam Kelly was in good form with the boot as well, kicking seven conversions and a penalty.

The result lifts Millom up to 10th in the standings and they travel to sixth-placed Batley Boys this Saturday.

Owen Bridle made a try-scoring debut for Askam in Division Two, but it was another tough day for the Villagers.

They went down 40-8 away to Clock Face Miners, with Brad Jackson adding a conversion and a penalty goal for Askam in the clash in St Helens.

Barrow Island were minus nine regulars for their game in the division and came out second-best away to West Bowling.

Island ended up losing 36-18 in Yorkshire after trailing 22-6 at the break.

Their tries came from Sam Jones, Josh McBain, and Dan White, along with Adam Jackson kicking three conversions.

There was one positive to come out of the match though as Rhys Bartlett, Cameron Currie and Shane Sanderson, who were brought into the squad after coming through Island’s youth section, all had excellent games.

Both are at home this Saturday, with Askam against East Leeds and Island playing Shaw Cross.

The Barrow & District League got under way on Friday evening and Dalton enjoyed a flying start to the new campaign, kicking off with a crushing 60-0 win over Ulverston A at Kelland Park.

Dalton were leading 22-0 at the break and there was no let-up in the second half.

Evan Jones led the way with four tries for the home side with four tries, while eight other players managed to get over the line as well.

Elliott Stockdale, Tom Sharpe, Harri Brown, Sam Purslow, Joe Crarey, Jack Stephenson, Tyler Batty and Scott Paisley all added one apiece, with Paisley kicking six goals.

Man of the match for the winners was Sam Purslow, with Marc Dixon best for Ulverston.